Profession industrial maintenance supervisor

Industrial maintenance supervisors organise and supervise the activities and maintenance operations of machines, systems and equipment. They ensure inspections are done according to health, safety and environmental standards, and productivity and quality requirements.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Perform data analysis

    Collect data and statistics to test and evaluate in order to generate assertions and pattern predictions, with the aim of discovering useful information in a decision-making process.

  • Manage maintenance operations

    Oversee maintenance activities, making sure that staff is following procedures and ensuring routine and periodic refurbishment and maintenance activities.

  • Inspect data

    Analyse, transform and model data in order to discover useful information and to support decision-making.

  • Check for damaged items

    Identify products that have been damaged and report the situation.

  • Delegate activities

    Delegate activities and tasks to others according to the ability, level of preparation, competence and legal scope of practice. Make sure that people understand what they should do and when they should do it.

  • Coordinate communication within a team

    Collect contact info for all team members and decide on modes of communication.

  • Oversee production requirements

    Oversee production processes and prepare all the resources needed to maintain an efficient and continuous flow of production.

  • Schedule shifts

    Plan staff time and shifts to reflect the demands of the business.

  • Communicate problems to senior colleagues

    Communicate and give feedback to senior colleagues in the event of problems or non-conformities.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Schedule regular machine maintenance

    Schedule and perform regular maintenance, cleaning, and repairs of all equipment. Order necessary machine parts and upgrade equipment when necessary to ensure optimal performance.

  • Ensure compliance with maintenance legislation

    Guarantee compliance with building regulations, licensing, legal requirements, electrical installations and health and safety procedures.

Optional knowledge and skills

integrate new products in manufacturing follow nuclear plant safety precautions identify hazards in the workplace functionalities of machinery quality standards check material rescources power plant instrumentation train employees advise on machine maintenance monitor manufacturing quality standards radiation protection project commissioning maintain machinery write inspection reports prepare compliance documents liaise with quality assurance manage budgets recruit personnel provide advice to technicians write records for repairs use computerised maintenance management systems evaluate employees work analyse production processes for improvement oversee quality control undertake inspections